Maxine Evelyn Garrison

Rosewood Heights | Sunday, January 31 2016

Rosewood Heights—Maxine Evelyn Garrison, 86, passed away at 8 a.m. on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Robings Manor in Brighton.

Born Nov. 27, 1929 in Streator, Ill., she was a daughter of the late Robert “Bob” and Lois Williamson.

She married John W. Garrison, Jr. on June 28, 1948 in Pocahontas, Ark.  He passed away June 28, 1980.

Maxine was a former member of the Sportsman’s Club and the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.  She was formerly employed with Preferred Nursing of St. Peters, Mo.  She also was a certified pastry and cake decorator, and she also did upholstery.  Her hobbies were sewing and crafts.  She loved her family, and they loved her back.  She loved to laugh and make others laugh.  She enjoyed holiday dinners at her home.

Surviving are three sons, Jan Kevin Garrison and wife Mickie of Great Falls, Mont., Todd Garrison and wife Natalie, and Brad Garrison and wife Sheri, all of Jerseyville; three daughters, Patricia Higgins of Wood River, Lori Radcliff and husband Jay of Cottage Hills, and Becky Hill and husband Kevin of Otterville; 15 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren; a brother, Donald Williamson and wife Lois of Bunker Hill; a sister, Linda Mulligan and husband Mike of Cottage Hills; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Roberta Eberhart, Donna Jane McMonigle, and Dorothy Young.

There will be no visitation or funeral.  Private family services will be held at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans.

Her smile and laughter are gone, but she will live in our hearts forever.

Professional services entrusted to Paynic Home for Funerals, with online guestbook at

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